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No. 2 Badgers volleyball rebound with big win over Louisville

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The second-ranked Wisconsin volleyball team rebounded from its first loss of the season by sweeping Louisville 25-19, 26-24, 25-20 in its second match of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Wisconsin was led by redshirt senior Romana Kriskova and junior Kelli Bates with 10 kills apiece.

Defense was key to the match as UW outdug the Cardinals 63-43. Freshman M.E. Dodge had a career-high 19 digs while Bates picked up her first double-double of the season with 14 digs. Amber MacDonald saved 12 attacks while Lauren Carlini had 11 digs.

Carlini also had a double-double, adding 31 assists. She now has 61 double-doubles in her career, which ties the UW career record.

UW edged the Cardinals 13.5 – 13.0 in blocks. Senior Tori Blake and sophomore Tionna Williams each recorded seven blocks while Haleigh Nelson added six stops.

Williams and Nelson were named to the all-tournament team.

The Badgers improve to 6-1 on the season while Louisville falls to 4-4.

The Badgers wrap up the non-conference season next weekend with match at No. 16 Texas A&M on Friday and at No. 3 Texas on Sept. 18.

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